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An educational and creative present for a 2-year-old

What can a 2-year-old do?

A whirlwind of energy, fast as a lightning strike and everywhere all at once! We all know that there is no such thing as boredom with small children. On the contrary, there are endless opportunities for fun! Your child is increasingly indepedent and physically coordinated: he or she enjoys games involving movement and is perfecting the art of walking, running and jumping. Every day, it gets easier to communicate with your child. A 2-year-old speaks increasingly well, knows more and more words and is beginning to build short sentences. In fact, your child is making incredible progress in every area, is curious about the world, likes to experiment and learns by imitating adults and siblings. This is great news! You can support your child’s natural development and have lots of fun at the same time.

A recipe for fun with your child

We know what young children like and consult specialists in child development to develop our products. Our best advice: spend as much time together and do what makes you happy. Read and look at books, assemble puzzles, play games and sports, and engage in artistic activities.
At Banana Panda, we make sure our guides and toys are age-adapted in terms of form and content. What does that mean? Puzzles for toddlers, who are still practising gripping objects and developing fine motor skills, are large and durable with no sharp edges and have fewer pieces. A 2-year-old usually cannot sit for too long in one place, so the best fun should incorporate physical movement, hence our ideas for Suuuper size puzzles and games, which are best played on the floor. The illustrations are incredibly colorful with just the right amount of detail, and the themes are adapted to the interests of young children: animals, vehicles and the activities happening in their immediate surroundings.

Great presents for 2-year-olds

If you’re wondering: “what to buy for a 2-year-old girl,” “what to give a 2-year-old boy for his birthday” or what the best “present for any 2-year-old” might be, you’re in the right place! Check out Banana Panda’s books and puzzles marked for ages 2+. These are safe and educational toys that will inspire endless learning and creative fun. Many of these sets include guides full of ideas for developmental-appropriate activities that the whole family can enjoy.

  • Suuuper Size Puzzle Farm Match Fun is a large floor puzzle with 10 removable circular pieces that are interchangeable for creating unusual combinations. Children love that! At the same time, they provide inspiration for games and conversations related to animals and life on the farm.
  • Games from the Suuuper Size Memory Game series represent a new approach to a familiar game. Fantastic illustrations foster educational fun – the classic memory game is just the beginning. Large-format boards make for excellent props in physical games! Choose your child’s favorite topic: farm animals, wild animals or vehicles and enjoy all the ways to play.

Present ideas for a 2-year-old under $20

Are you looking for a quality educational present for a good price? We’ve got you covered!

  • We recommend our creative and educational set Make-a-Match Puzzle Fire Truck and Food Truck for every child. These large puzzle vehicles can be matched with pieces of various shapes and colors. The child can decide who will drive each vehicle: a boy, girl or even … a cat or penguin.
  • For children who love to be active, the Figure It Out Puzzle Space, which after assembly can be used as a background for incredible adventures, is a great idea. Large astronaut figurines and space vehicles guarantee educational and creative fun.
  • Hands at Play Farm Animals and Construction Site puzzles, with large, colorful pieces, help children develop their ability to assemble puzzles as well as their small motor skills.

Small gifts

An educational book or coloring book is a great idea for a small gift. Small, convenient sets offer endless ideas and inspiration for fun.

  • Kids Academy collection – each small box includes a puzzle set plus 2 panoramic coloring sheets (almost 1 yard in length!) with simple illustrations and thick lines to inspire children to get creative.
  • Travel puzzle and game sets – see our collection of various puzzles that make great first puzzles and games, both on the go and at home.

There’s no age limit on good fun, so with the right guide young children can also enjoy sets designed for older children. See our present ideas for 3-year-olds here: Let your imagination run wild!

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